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I am glad to see you here! I am certain that you are in this part of the forum because your thinking of applying or are currently engaging with the dreaded PS.

Now I am here to provide you some assistance and ideas of which you can use for "transferable skills" on request of some of our members. Please carry on reading and miss out the parts of which you feel are not relevant to you!

Work Experience

Work Experience is often misinterpreted as volunteering or something that happens in Year 10 at secondary school. As set out by the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) work experience is between yourself and a local trust, where you attend for a short length of time to gauge an understanding of what working in healthcare is like (RCN, 2016).

Work Experience is normally available to those whom are over 18, sometimes over 16, and allow you to shadow a health professional for a day gauging an idea of what happens behind the scenes. Whilst being aware that you may not be able to do any hands on activities it does provide a great insight into job roles.

Some NHS trusts openly advertise there work experience or work shadowing days however for others you will need to contact the trust, often Human resources (HR) or the voluntary officer, stating that you'd like some information on work experience within the trust.


Voluntary work comes in many shapes and sizes to fit individual interest and specification. Rather than firing straight in with something that may become a chore because you have no interest in the area. Firstly think about where you would like to volunteer such as in a care home, hospital, hospice or community. Once you have narrowed down to one or a couple of areas where you may like to volunteer you can begin to find volunteering opportunities fitting a micro area of interest. These can include...
Speaking at a recent summit the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new set of measured aimed to end the 'cover up culture' in the NHS.

Plans include legal safe spaces for staff who are raising concerns and credit given to NHS staff who are open about mistakes.

It aims to reduce the 150 avoidable deaths that occur across the NHS each week and to change the culture from one of blame to one of learning.

you can read more about it here Plans to end the cover-up culture in the NHS - News stories - GOV.UK

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think these measures will encourage more people to raise concerns? will it make a difference to patient safety or experience?

please share your thoughts below

Thank you for taking the time to come and find out what are new revision sessions are all about. This must mean only one thing ..... Your interested in joining us! The first Session will be Starting Monday 19th October 9am and will continue all week until Sunday 25th October at 9am.

The topic will be Dementia

I bet your sat there wondering ... What exactly is the monthly revision session? Well we are aiming to hold a week long revision session each month. There will be a different topic each month for you to revise. You will get one task a day eg. Anagrams, case scenario. With a question in tow for you to work out. Do not post any of your answers into the forum. The forum is just there for some general chit chat around the topic. If we see any answers being shared or too much information surrounding the questions then we will take appropriate action. At the end of the week you should have 7 answers to 7 questions ... There is logic somewhere! So at the end of the week you will need to put all your answers into one private message and send it to myself @@Super Nurse. We will mark your answers and you will know the scores within two weeks. Everyone who takes part gets a certificate of participation which can be used in some portfolios. Each month the highest score will win a voucher for shoes worth up to £100 from Magnum healthcare.

Lastly you will find the revision session posts will be posted in the thread Debate and Discussion found near the bottom of the forum. Once the week's threads have been posted each day's task, with answers will be moved to the resources section under Scenario based learning. Therefore you can view them at your leisure.

Enjoy these sessions and let us know any topics you would be interested in.
Wow !!! We have had some amazing results this month. With a record number of people taking part and hopefully this number will be ever increasing.

So this month is a special month. We have had a very kind donation of three planners for our quiz prize from the happy planner company.

So with an amazing 29.5 points is @Alfie007 in first place

Close behind with 24 points is @RJ jacs in second place and with 23.5 points is @Strawberry46 in third place.

Everyone else did an amazing job and you all showed us how much you know about general nursing

Well done we look forward to seeing you next month !!!

For this month only we have a special mini quiz happening tomorrow 11th September raising awareness of National Organ Donation week. Follow the banner to our secret hide out as usual.

Could all three winners please contact myself via private message within 28 days to claim your prize
Do you want to be a bigger part of the best nursing forum? Currently we are looking for volunteers from potential students, current students and qualified nurses to help make SNNET, bigger and better. As a general guide, you be required to ensure that threads are in the correct forum, edit/delete posts that go against the forum rules (a sending a quick pm to the poster why the action has been taking) and providing advice and support to members.

There are also opportunities to become involved with many areas such as the quizzes, social media, current affairs/news and forthcoming developments.

If you're interested in finding out more or wanting to join us, contact me @Nanny Plum via PM and we can talk further